Race and Sex in Latin America

Race and Sex in Latin America

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Interracial sexual relations are often a key mythic basis for Latin American national identities, but the importance of this has been under explored.

Peter Wade provides a pioneering overview of the growing literature on race and sex in the region, covering historical aspects and contemporary debates.

He includes both black and indigenous people in the frame, as well as mixed and white people, avoiding the implication that 'race' means 'black-white' relations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 17.78mm | 390.09g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 map, 3 figures
  • 0745329497
  • 9780745329499
  • 1,624,412

Table of contents

1. Introduction: defining race and sex

2. Explaining the articulation of race and sex

3. Race and sex in colonial Latin America

4. Making nations through race and sex

5. The political economy of race and sex in contemporary Latin America

6. Race, sex and the politics of identity and citizenship

7. Conclusion


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Review quote

'Goes well beyond conventional wisdom on the 'mutual constitution of sex and race'' -- Verena Stolcke, Emeritus Professor, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona 'Fluent and accessible, provides a magisterial overview of the intersecting dynamics of race and sexuality in Latin America, outstanding in its breadth and originality' -- Sarah Radcliffe, Reader in Latin American Geography, University of Cambridge 'The major contribution of this study lies in its inclusiveness, discussing whites, blacks, indigenous peoples, mixed races, males, females, homosexuals and heterosexuals' -- F. W. Knight, Johns Hopkins University reviewing for Choice
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About Peter Wade

Peter Wade is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Pluto, 2010), Race and Sex in Latin America (Pluto, 2009) and Race, Nature and Culture (Pluto, 2002).
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